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VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]

Summary:  
Classroom Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
Overview:
This intensive, extended-hours course combines instructor training with hands-on labs to focus on how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere® 6, including VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with training in the troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining highly available and scalable vSphere environments. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.

Completion of this course satisfies the course requirement for the VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) certification.

Students who complete this course can enroll in more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, go to www.vmware.com/education.

Objectives:    •  Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
•  Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™
•  Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere®
   Web Client
•  Configure vSphere standard and distributed switches
•  Describe and use a content library
•  Migrate virtual machines and storage with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage
   vMotion®
•  Use VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts  
•  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
•  Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual
   machines and perform data recovery
•  Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
•  Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches
•  Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, vCenter Server, virtual networking, virtual
   storage, and other vSphere operations
 
Intended Audience:    New and experienced system administrators, systems engineers, and system integrators seeking superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office
 
Prerequisites:    •  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or
   VCA-DCV certification
 
Outline:   
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. Software-Defined Data Center
    • Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
    • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Install and use vSphere user interfaces
    • Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings

  3. Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploy a single virtual machine
    • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
    • Describe how to import an OVF template

  4. vCenter Server
    • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
    • Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
    • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Use vSphere Web Client
    • Configure VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ and VMware Platform Services Controller™
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

  5. Troubleshooting vSphere
    • Use a structured approach to troubleshoot issues in vSphere
    • Discuss options for running vSphere commands
    • Locate and use important vSphere log files

  6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
    • Describe and modify standard switch properties
    • Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group
    • Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch
    • Troubleshoot virtual networking

  7. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    • Introduce storage protocols and device names
    • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
    • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
    • Troubleshoot virtual storage

  8. Virtual Machine Management
    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create vApps
    • Describe the types of content libraries
    • Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots

  9. Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Configure and manage resource pools
    • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
    • Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center

  10. vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
    • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on a virtual machine
    • Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection
    • Troubleshoot vSphere HA

  11. Host Scalability
    • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Create a vSphere DRS cluster
    • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters

  12. vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
    • Describe, install, and configure vSphere Update Manager
    • Describe and use host profiles
    • Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts
    • Perform patch management